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Burnaby Now: SFU biz students score with marijuana venture

Apr 29, 2016

The following article was published by Burnaby Now on April 28. By Cayley Dobie.

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Society believes that those on social assistance – or “welfare” – should not be paying a premium to purchase ethical goods instead of cheaper alternatives, according to a new study from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.

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Technology is increasingly embedded in our everyday lives, yet in addition to the positive effects that it is intended to have it can also have negative side effects – one of which is a significant detrimental impact on our attention spans.

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Opportunity Fest 2016

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At the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, a host of Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs are empowering students from a multitude of disciplines to harness their skills in order to create game-changing ventures.

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Elicia Maine, associate professor at the Beedie School of Business and academic director of the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization, has been shortlisted for a BCTIA Technology Impact Award.

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Faculty and alumni from the Beedie School of Business are featured prominently in the shortlist for the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) 2016 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs).

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The 2016 SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge organizing committee. From left to right: Rylan Dobson, Jacqueline Norris, Grace Potma, Spencer Westlake, Harshil Cherukuri, and Saman Moradi-Monfared.

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Graduate students at the Beedie School of Business savoured success in the field of sustainability, as they both hosted and competed at the third annual SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge.

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Beedie School of Business associate professor Stephanie Bertels.

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Beedie School of Business associate professor Stephanie Bertels has been awarded the SFU President’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability, recognizing her efforts in advancing the cause of sustainability both within and beyond the University.

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From left to right: Ali Dastmalchian, Dean of the Beedie School of Business; 2015 Dean's Student Service Award winner Jordan Schwartz; 2014 Dean's Student Service Award winner Jessica Gutierrez; and Andrew Gemino, Associate Dean, undergraduate programs at the Beedie School of Business.

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The 2015 Beedie School of Business Dean’s Student Service Award has been awarded to undergraduate student Jordan Schwartz, in recognition of the extraordinary impact he has made upon the Beedie community.

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The 2016 Beedie UNICC team. From left to right: Natasha Tsoy, team coach Kamal Masri, Rochelle Lee, Madeline Millsip, and Ashley Chiu.

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The Beedie School of Business continued its run of success at case competitions in 2016 with a third place finish at the University of Navarra International Case Competition (UNICC).

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Beedie School of Business alumni Matias Marquez (left) and Bryan Galllagher (right) are among the 2016 BC Business 30 Under 30 winners. Bryan Gallagher photo by Lipman Still Pictures.

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Beedie School of Business alumni Bryan Gallagher and Matias Marquez have been named on BC Business’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list.

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The Beedie School of Business 2016 PRMIA Risk Management Challenge at the CME Group Chicago office. From left to right: Mahad Farrukh, Ai Zhang, Chang (Emma) Liu, and Salvatore Moustakas.

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A team of MSc in Finance students captured the silver medal at the prestigious Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) Risk Management Challenge finals.

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The 2016 SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge organizing committee. From left to right: Jacqueline Norris, Spencer Westlake, and Rylan Dobson.

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Some of the brightest young minds from across the Pacific Northwest region will congregate at the Beedie School of Business in April to tackle sustainability issues in business at the third annual SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge.

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The winning Beedie School of Business team. From left to right: Aaron Kelly, Tiananqi Feng, Arjun Sandhu, and Pranit Chowhan.

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Two teams of students from the Beedie School of Business took home the gold and silver medals in the regional stage of the CFA Institute Research Challenge.

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Opportunity Fest is an annual interdisciplinary marketplace-style festival of student creativity and entrepreneurship.

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Students from disciplines across Simon Fraser University and beyond are preparing to demonstrate their prowess in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation at the sixth annual Opportunity Fest.

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From left to right: BBA alumnus and co-host of Breakfast Television Vancouver, Riaz Meghji, Ryan Beedie, and Ali Dastmalchian, Dean of the Beedie School of Business.

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A strong sense of moral values passed down from father to son has stood Ryan Beedie in good stead throughout his career. Prioritizing doing the right thing over financial cost has ensured long-term success for the Beedie Group since Ryan’s father, Keith, established it in 1954 – and Ryan has no intention of abandoning these values now.

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Beedie School of Business alumni C.Y. Tay (left) and Gordon Cummings (right). Photo credit: Alastair Bird (Gordon Cummings) and Kent Kallberg Studios (C.Y. Tay).

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Two Beedie School of Business alumni have been awarded fellowship designations from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC).

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Frode Strand-Nielsen, SFU alumnus and founder and managing partner of leading Nordic private equity investment company FSN Capital.

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Developing the mindset of a shrewd investor requires a complex combination of factors, including an appetite for risk, an ability to learn from mistakes, and even luck. Though these factors can largely be taught, it also requires a willingness to make contrarian investments – and it is by resisting the temptation to succumb to the inevitable pressure to follow the herd that brings the greatest returns on investment.

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The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce that it has maintained its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for a period of five years.

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Zabeen Hirji, Beedie School of Business alumna and Chief Human Resources Officer at the Royal Bank of Canada.

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Zabeen Hirji, Beedie School of Business alumna and Chief Human Resources Officer at the Royal Bank of Canada, has received the Professional Achievement honour at the 2016 SFU Outstanding Alumni Awards.

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The panel of ESG (environmental, social and governance) experts. From left to right: Shannon Rohan, Director of Responsible Investment, SHARE; Will Martindale, Head of Policy, UNPRI; Jennifer Coulson, Senior Manager, ESG Integration, bcIMC; Vonda Brunsting, Director, Capital Stewardship Program, Service Employees International Union; and Beedie School of Business associate professor Stephanie Bertels,.

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Despite recent success in making responsible investing more attractive to investors, more support is required from governing bodies to continue the momentum. Though a prevalent attitude that sustainable investment is not profitable continues to exist, money managers are proven to respond to demand – meaning that pressure from clients to consider environmental, social and governance factors in investment strategies would be a huge step towards progress.

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Canada is punching above its weight in invention – but when it comes to bringing its scientific discoveries to commercial applications, it receives a failing grade on its report card. So what can be done to turn Canada’s burgeoning community of scientists into a prolific community of scientist entrepreneurs?

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The 2016 BASS Impact Award winners. From left to right: Pam Hernandez, Loretta Yang, and Charles Chang.

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Beedie School of Business BBA alumnus and founder of Vega, Charles Chang was one of three winners of Impact Awards at the 15th annual BASS Banquet.

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A panel of ESG (economic, social and governance) experts will discuss how capital is allocated and invested in global, regional and national economies at a special learning and networking event on Thursday, February 25 at 6 p.m. at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Graduate School of Business. Experts from the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the Capital Stewardship Program (SEIU), bcIMC (British Columbia Investment Management Corporation) and SHARE (Shareholders Association for Research & Education) […]

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Ben Britton, a student in the Beedie School of Business’ Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization, was the winner at the fifth annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize.

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Two students in the Beedie School of Business’ Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization earned the top two places at the fifth annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize.

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Beedie School of Business Professor of International Management David Thomas' new book focuses on how organizations can use multicultural employees to innovate.

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A new book from Beedie School of Business Professor of International Management David Thomas indicates that multicultural employees are an under-utilized resource within organizations – and if correctly nurtured can be used to harness in innovation.

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Knack project aims to tap earning potential of low-income people. 

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Zero Waste Market is Canada's first zero waste grocery store.

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A new venture housed at the Beedie School of Business’ social innovation lab RADIUS aims to solve the increasing problem of consumer-generated waste in the world’s oceans – one piece of plastic at a time.

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The Beedie School of Business 2016 PRMIA Risk Management Challenge team. From left to right: Mahad Farrukh, Chang (Emma) Liu, Ai Zhang, and Salvatore Moustakas.

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Four students from the MSc Finance program at the Beedie School of Business emerged victorious over three teams from Western Canada to win the regional round of the prestigious PRMIA Risk Management Challenge.

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Beedie School of Business lecturer Kamal Masri was awarded the Canadian Cancer Society’s Community Champion Award for his efforts in fundraising for cancer research.

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Beedie School of Business lecturer Kamal Masri has never been afraid to take chances.

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Beedie School of Business Associate Professor Rekha Krishnan and Assistant Professor Rajiv Krishnan Kozhikode.

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The following article about research by Beedie School of Business faculty Rekha Krishnan and Rajiv Krishnan Kozhikode was published by the Globe and Mail on January 29.

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Beedie School of Business senior lecturer Kathleen Burke.

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Beedie School of Business senior lecturer Kathleen Burke’s first teaching position was an awakening – both figuratively and literally.

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Jon Hoerauf (left), Vice President of Arc’teryx, and Susan Gelinas, Vice President of Health, Wealth and Mobility at Lululemon, joined Yuen Pau Woo, President of HQ Vancouver, for a panel discussion on how to grow  a global hub of premium and performance apparel in B.C.

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Unbeknownst to many of its residents, British Columbia is home to a cluster of head offices in the premium and performance apparel sector – and the province should strive to leverage the unique advantages it has to offer to entice organizations to set up head offices here, and nurture those less-developed ones that already call B.C. home.

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Ian Campbell, hereditary chief of the Squamish Nation, was a member of the first cohort of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership.

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The following article was published by Business In Vancouver on January 15. By Nelson Bennett.

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Mr. Han Jun, Vice Chairman of China’s Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs and Central Rural Work Leading Group, spoke about China’s thirteenth Five-Year Plan at a special event hosted by the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies at SFU's Beedie School of Business.

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A commitment to innovation and green technologies, and a shift away from the inefficient economic model that relies on cheap labour for manufacturing will play fundamental roles in the future of China’s economy.

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More First Nations students navigate post-secondary business training as aboriginal high school graduation notches to all-time high. 

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From left to right: Beedie School of Business graduate students Vladimir Baydin, Mahad Farrukh, Ahmed Sallaam and Grace Potma.

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A team of Beedie School of Business graduate students has qualified from a field of over 25,000 applicants for the prestigious Hult Prize, the largest student competition in the world.

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Donovan Woollard (left), Director of Radius Ventures, interviewed BBA alumnus and co-founder of EFL, Bailey Klinger at the annual Alumni Reunion.

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The prospect of a financial institution being unable to determine whether or not a customer is eligible for a loan is an alien one to Canadian residents. In western society, the population has become used to loans being approved within minutes, often without even speaking to someone face to face.

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Undergraduate students at the Beedie School of Business are learning the theory of collaboration in a diverse work environment and applying that knowledge to advise the bookstore on a new line of Beedie-branded merchandise.

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Hands-on learning is increasingly a staple of business school education, with students expected to apply theory from the classroom to real-world situations.

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The inaugural Beedie School of Business Management Consulting Interview Program cohort.

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A new student-led initiative at the Beedie School of Business aims to prepare students for the rigours of the management consulting profession hiring process. And after just one cohort, the program boasts an impressive employment success rate in this highly competitive field.

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Professor Ali Dastmalchian has begun his new role as Dean of the Beedie School of Business.

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The Beedie School of Business is delighted to welcome its new dean, Professor Ali Dastmalchian. While Monday, January 4 kicks off his first week in a new role, Beedie is most certainly in wise and experienced hands. Professor Dastmalchian served as dean at the Gustavson School of Business, at the University of Victoria, for 10 years.

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Lupii in Champlain Heights serves up zero-waste vegetarian food, with a side of social inclusion.

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A class project in the MBA program has strengthened donor relations at the symphony orchestra in which the student performs.

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Symphony musicians, to their audience, would appear to have a simple job: in black and white uniforms, arrive with their instruments, play with passion and perfection, receive applause, then leave for home.

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The following article was published by the Huffington Post on 8 December, and  features research by Beedie School of Business faculty David Hannah, Ian McCarthy, and Jan Kietzmann. By Liisa Atva.

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From left to right: Beedie School of Business alumni Joyce Murray, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, and Terry Beech.

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Three alumni of SFU’s Beedie School of Business have been appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the position of parliamentary secretaries.

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Students in the Bus 361 Project Management class raised over $30,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Students at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business this semester leveraged a project management class project to raise funds for cancer – and after narrowly failing to reach their ambitious $30,000 target, dipped into their own pockets to make up the shortfall.

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Beedie School of Business assistant professor Brent McFerran.

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The increasing use of plus-sized models in advertising campaigns may be contributing to growing rates of obesity, a new study from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business suggests.

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Vancouver is currently punching far below its weight in terms of the number of number of globally recognized businesses with head offices in the city. However, rather than viewing this as a negative, this in fact represents a massive opportunity for the city.

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Karl Moore, associate professor at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, spoke about his research on introverts as business leader at a special special CMA Centre for Innovation event.

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One of the hottest topics in research on leadership these days is the revelation that contrary to conventional wisdom, introverts can thrive as leaders of large organizations – and indeed have a multitude of personality traits that can bring success to their role that extroverts cannot offer.

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Blaize Horner Reich, dean of the Beedie School of Business.

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Professor Blaize Horner Reich, Dean of the Beedie School of Business, has been named a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winner.

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The following article was published by the Vancouver Sun on November 20, and features comment from Andrew Gemino, associate dean, undergraduate programs, at the Beedie School of Business. 

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Professor Zhang Jiawei, visiting scholar at the Beedie School of Business’ Jack Austin Centre for Asia-Pacific Business Studies, gave a special presentation on the Chinese crowdfunding model.

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Thanks to popular websites such as Kickstarter, crowdfunding – the process of raising money to fund a project or business venture through many donors using an online platform – has permeated the public’s consciousness. Yet in China, the process of crowdfunding has a different look – one that relies on face-to-face contact.

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